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January 24, 2007

Faculty Members: Tell Your Students About Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program:

Important Dates:
Application Deadlines:
Undergraduate Research Award (spring, summer, or fall 2007) and SURF USA (for summer 2007): March 1.

Spring proposal writing workshops. Learn how to write a proposal to UROP:

Feb. 14, Rm. 381 Rudman Hall, 3:30 – 5:00 pm. (Science/engineering)

Feb. 15, Hood House Solarium, 12:40 – 2:00 pm. (All disciplines)

Feb. 20, Rm. 207 MUB, 4:00 – 5:30 pm. (All disciplines)

Feb. 21, Rm. 381 Rudman Hall, 3:30 – 5:00 pm. (Science/engineering)

INCO 590: Student Research Experience. Faculty members may identify students to work with them on activities related to their teaching or research responsibilities. Variable credit. Support for research expenses available. For more information, contact the UROP office, 2-4323 or go to www.unh.edu/undergrad-research.

Visit www.unh.edu/undergrad-research Questions? Contact us at undergrad.research@unh.edu. UROP supports research in all fields.

What To Do Until the Vet Arrives: First Aid for Livestock

A workshop on how to care for cattle is being offered by the Cooperative Extension who has teamed with state veterinarian Steven Crawford to provide a series of clinics on basic health care and biosecurity information for livestock owners.

This month’s workshop takes place Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dairy Teaching and Research Center. In addition to Crawford, speakers include UNH Extension dairy specialist Pete Erickson and agricultural resources educator Tina Savage.

Pre-register as space may be limited. Fee is $10. Participants should bring a bag lunch; drinks will be provided. In the interests of biosecurity, all participants should wear clean clothing and outerwear, including boots. Plastic biosecurity boots will be provided.

Additional workshops and dates include:
FEb. 10 - Punch Brook Farm, Franklin (sheep)
FEb. 24 -Cheshire County Farm, Westmoreland (cattle)
March 17- Sugar River Valley Regional Tech Center, Newport (sheep and swine)
March 31- Legacy Farm, Candia (sheep)
April 14- Ramblin’ View Farm, Gilford (sheep)
May 5-Grafton County Farm, North Haverhill (swine, cattle)

All workshops are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register, or for more information, contact Tina Savage at 539-3331.

NH Sea Grant to Host Informational Meeting

Faculty and research scientists seeking support for marine-related research are invited to an informational meeting on NH Sea Grant’s just-released RFP for 2008-2009 Monday, Feb.5, from 3:40-5:00 p.m. in Room G89 Rudman Hall

Sea Grant director Jonathan Pennock and other representatives of the program will discuss the prospects for funding through its Omnibus proposal as well as via its Development Funds program.

During the meeting, the NHSG staff will also describe the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program, which matches graduate students pursuing marine-related degrees with positions in federal agencies and programs or in congressional offices on Capitol Hill.

The deadline for preliminary proposals for the NHSG 2008-2009 RFP is March 21 and the deadline for Knauss Fellowship applications is March 15. For more information on either, contact Pennock (jonathan.pennock@unh.edu, 2-7007) or visit the appropriate web site: http://www.seagrant.unh.edu/fundinginfo.html or http://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/knauss/knauss.html.

See the Light at Health Services-Therapy Lamps Available

Health Services is offering free light therapy to faculty, staff and students. Two lamps are available 7 days a week, by appointment. Light therapy is helpful in treating seasonal affective disorder for about 75 percent of the people who are afflicted with the condition.

Visit http://www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/sad-lighttherapy_main.html for more information.

Music Department Presents USAF Band

The Air Force Band of Liberty’s Chamber Winds will perform Friday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center. Stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base, MA, these outstanding musicians will present chamber works under the direction of commander and conductor, Lt. Colonel Larry Lang.

The concert is sponsored by the music department and is free and open to the public. For more information call 2-2404.

Free Lunchtime Nutrition Series

Take an hour break each month to learn practical nutrition tips for free.

Join dining’s registered dietitian Rochelle L’Italien and increase your nutrition know-how. Bring your own bag lunch. Complimentary water and fruit will be served.

Why Is It So Hard To Change?
Creating new patterns for your nutrition success.
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Squamscott Room, Holloway

Fad Free: Eating Well On Campus And Beyond
Thursday, March 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Piscataqua Room, Holloway

“I’ll Have A Second Helping Of Compassion.”
A different strategy towards reaching your nutrition goals
Thursday, April 5, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Piscataqua Room, Holloway

Food Portion Know-How: Be The Navigator of Your OWN Plate
Tuesday, May 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Piscataqua Room, Holloway)

No registration needed. All programs are free and open to faculty, staff and students.

For more information call 2-862-2583 or email L'Italien at Rochelle.LItalien@unh.edu or visit http://www.unh.edu/hr/pod/pdfs/NutritionLecturesSpring07.pdf

Take a Bow: Staff Recognition Set For May 4

Staff members will be honored for their years of service during the 2007 Recognition Program set for Friday, May 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Granite State Room at the MUB.

Interim President J. Bonnie Newman and the OS, PAT and EE Council chairs will host the event. All eligible OS, PAT and EE staff who will be achieving benchmark years of service (10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 & 45) will be celebrated along with the 2007 Presidential Award of Excellence (PAE) winners. All UNH community members are invited to attend.

Letters of invitation will be mailed out to eligible staff in late Feb., using the annual cut off date of May 31st for calculating years of service. The list of staff being recognized will then be posted on the HR website, www.unh.edu/hr.

In Feb., look for additional information on this event and on the process for Presidential Award of Excellence nominations.

Questions? Contact Christina VanHorn at 2-0519

*As a reminder and to aid you in future planning, this event is now held the 1st Friday of every May.

Grant Deadline Feb. 1

The next deadline for the Irvine Professional Development Grants, open to all benefits-eligible administrative office professionals who have been at UNH for at least a year, is Feb. 1. Eligibility encompasses workers at the Manchester campus and Cooperative Extension.

Irvine Professional grants, awarded twice a year, can be used for such things as conferences, workshops and seminars on or off campus, courses not covered under existing HR benefits, academic courses not offered within the University System, and travel and accommodations for off campus courses, workshops, etc.

The maximum individual award is $500. Previous grant recipients can’t reapply until three years after being selected for their first grant.

Information and the application form are available at http://www.unh.edu/hr/pod/pdfs/Irvine_Grant_Info_App.pdf

File For Financial Aid By March 1

The 2007-2008 financial aid deadline is March 1 and the FAFSA/renewal application MUST be received by the Federal Processor by then. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply on-line. Call 2-3600, email financial.aid@unh.edu or stop by the financial aid office in Stoke Hall if you have any questions.

Celebrity Series presents “Jane Eyre”

UNH Celebrity Series will present “Jane Eyre” in the Johnson Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m.

After an acclaimed run in London’s West End, The Acting Company proudly presents the American premiere of Polly Teale’s adaptation of “Jane Eyre.” Originally produced by the world-class Shared Experience Company under Teale’s direction, “Jane Eyre” is Charlotte Bronte’s coming-of-age story of one of literature’s most independent and strong-willed women.

With the presentation of Teale’s celebrated adaptation of “Jane Eyre” in the 2006/2007 season, The Acting Company continues its 34-year tradition of bringing touring classical productions, talented young actors and teaching artists into communities across America.

Tickets are $30 for general admission and $10 for youth. Call the MUB box office (2-2290) Monday–Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or order online at www.unh.edu/celebrity.

MLK King, Jr. Celebration

From Poverty to Empowerment: A Call To Action

The Office of the Provost / Diversity Initiatives is presenting events commemorating the birthday of MLK King, Jr. on Jan. 28, 31 and Feb. 1.

On Sunday, Jan. 28, Arthur Hilson, pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church, will present “Economic Justice: A Spiritual Celebration of the Legacy and Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.” from 4-5:30 p.m. during an interfaith celebration at the Durham Community Church.

The annual commemorative address will be delivered by Carlos Munoz, Jr. on Jan. 31, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Johnson Theatre. Munoz, a Latino scholar, will discuss “From Poverty to Empowerment: A Call to Action.”

Munoz is also part of a panel taking place Thursday, Feb. 1, from 12:30-2:30 p.m., in the Strafford Room at the MUB. Other panelists include moderators Carol B. Conaway, professor in the department of communication and Women’s Studies Program and professor David Watters of the English department.

Library Calendars For Sale

Dimond Library is one of 14 libraries around the state featured in the 2007 Living Legends Calendar, now on sale. It was selected from among New Hampshire’s 250 libraries and is included in an exhibit at the State Library in Concord.

To view the calendar, visit http://www.library.unh.edu/news/index.php/history/42.

Calendars are available in Dimond 345 and Special Collections for $5.00 or, via the web, for $8.00 at https://www.events.unh.edu/register.shtml?event_id=2593

Winter Parking Ban Began Dec. 1 At Midnight

Regardless of the weather, most parking lots will be off-limits for overnight parking during the next several months while the winter parking ban is in effect. The ban continues through March 1.

Lots B and C allow "weather-conditional" after-midnight parking on nights when no declared snow emergency has been declared. During a snow emergency, the two lots, as all the others, close at midnight.

Signs at the entrances and a recorded message posted at 2-1001 will give the open/closed status of these lots.

“Exempt" lots provide after-midnight parking on any night, including nights with declared snow emergencies.

Normal permit requirements apply in all lots beginning at 6 a.m.

Further details are posted at www.unh.edu/transportation/parking. For more information call 2-1010.

Fellowships Office Seeking Faculty Referrals For Grants and Fellowships

Faculty members, be sure to pass along to the fellowship office the names of students who might qualify as candidates for national and international grants and fellowships, including the Rhodes, Marshall, and Fulbright awards

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